A 39-year-old member asked:
what's the difference between being cancer-free and in remission?
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Dr. Devon Webster answered
21 years experience Medical Oncology
They're the same: Different doctors use different terms to mean different things, but if you are cancer-free you are in remission. If there is little to no chance your cancer will come back, you might be considered "cured". Ask your oncologist what he or she means when using these terms!
Answered on Nov 23, 2015
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